The timing was great he had just ordered a MacBook Pro and was about to sell his old Air online, when mine conked out he said here dad have it.
Unless you play online games, which I never have played, a $350 desk top is more than adequate for this stuff we do.
My 1 cent on the topic
What he said If you want a good tool to get the job done; desktop for sure. I use a cheap laptop for traveling, if it breaks or gets lost I just buy a new one;-)